You can find APP’s resources on recovery here.
1. How will I get medication? How will I be monitored and supported during recovery?
Urgent home visits will continue. Some routine appointments will happen via video call.
2. How can I manage my anxiety, depression, isolation during recovery while we are socially distancing?
UK wide, online resources and peer support will be incredibly important for recovering women. There is already a wide range of online resources and more are being produced each day. The links below contains further resources, recommended reading, recovery modules, and support.
APP provide support, information and a lived experience community for women & families recovering from PP. You can talk to others on our forum or get in touch to talk to a trained peer supporter via text or email. We have a variety of Facebook groups you can join and zoom activities you can get involved in.
NHS mental health services are open & here for you during this time. Contact them if you need extra help.
3. Social distancing and isolation mean my usual family support, and especially grandparents, are not available. Where can we find help?
NHS services will continue to provide outreach support during recovery via telephone, video and face to face as needed. Do ask for support if you need it.
The support that friends and family are able to provide will depend on your own situation and theirs. As someone recovering from a severe mental illness, a ‘carer’ in a non-vulnerable group can visit to provide support. Please check up-to-date guidelines here.
APP will continue our national peer support services throughout the outbreak. Our Forum is available for you to talk to other women and partners: www.app-network.org/peer-support/
We offer one to one peer support for anyone in the UK, where you are paired with an APP coordinator with lived experience, or a volunteer peer supporter. We can give this one to one peer support via messaging, email, or video call. APP also have trained partner and grandparent peer supporters. If you would like to access this support or join our lived experience community, email us here. We have a variety of Facebook groups and social media activities you can get involved in.
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